By Noah Barkin and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union member states agreed at a summit on Friday to take additional punitive measures against Russia for a nerve agent attack in Britain, as Moscow accused the bloc of joining a London-driven hate campaign against it. Moscow has denied
By Mitra Taj and Teresa Cespedes LIMA (Reuters) - Until this week, Martin Vizcarra led a quiet life as Peru's ambassador to Canada, overseeing the two nations' friendly relations from Ottawa, the Canadian capital. Vizcarra, 55, was sworn in as president of the Andean nation of 32 million people
By Giuseppe Fonte and Gavin Jones ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party on Friday accused the far-right League of breaking ranks with its conservative ally during a vote to select the speaker of the Senate. If the alliance collapses it will increase the possibility
Russia’s drive to create dissent among Western democracies just hit an unexpected speed bump. On Friday, the European Union agreed that Russia was “highly likely” to be responsible for the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this month. Europe, in other words, will not allow
When a wave of student protests began crashing over South Africa’s universities in mid-2015, it didn’t take long to reach the doors of Stellenbosch University. “Being taught in Afrikaans, going to class and not understanding – these have all been part of how Stellenbosch has excluded me as a black student
When Turkey’s armed forces finally seized control last Sunday of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, after a two-month campaign, it was presented as a victory by “Islam’s last army” in a holy war, or “jihad.”
Mallory Gibson, a music-business major at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), has spent her junior-year spring break surrounded by sand, surf, and palm trees. “This is exactly what I wanted to do,” says Ms. Gibson, who moments earlier put down a nearly two-foot-long machete that she was using
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed to hold high-level talks next week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Saturday. The summit aims to improve relations and resolve the standoff over the North'
PATNA, India (AP) — A powerful Indian politician was sentenced Saturday to 14 years in prison for embezzling 37 million rupees ($570,000) from a state government's treasury while he was the state's top elected official.
Mercedes world champion Lewis Hamilton produced a sizzling final lap to grab pole position for the season-opening Australian Formula One Grand Prix in Melbourne on Saturday. The four-time world champion knocked out his rivals with a blistering time of one minute 21.164 seconds to claim his 73rd career
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Center Vince Aso scored an acrobatic try in the 64th minute to help clinch a 29-12 win for the Hurricanes over the Highlanders on Saturday, ending the Highlanders' three-match unbeaten start to the Super Rugby season.
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say a woman was depressed when she allegedly strangled her three children in the eastern city of Lahore.
By Brian Love PARIS (Reuters) - A gendarme who was shot three times after voluntarily taking the place of a hostage during a supermarket siege in southwestern France on Friday has died, France announced on Saturday. Arnaud Beltrame, who once served in Iraq, had been raced to hospital fighting for his
TREBES, France (AP) — A French police officer who offered himself up to an Islamic extremist gunman in exchange for a hostage died of his injuries, raising the death toll in the attack to four, and the officer was honored Saturday as a national hero of "exceptional courage and selflessness."
By Cynthia Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has agreed to hold high-level talks with South Korea on March 29 at the border truce village of Panmunjom to prepare for a summit of their leaders planned for April, the South said on Saturday. A team of three officials will be led by Ri Son Gwon, the chairman
Zlatan Ibrahimovic completed his move to Los Angeles Galaxy on Friday, aiming to conquer Major League Soccer in the final stop of his glittering career. "Coming to play in the United States, it is only fitting for me to join the most successful team in Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy,"
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Chinese sailors have been rescued more than 50 hours after their sand dredger capsized off Malaysia's southern coast, a maritime official said Saturday.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's biggest city will witness a high-profile cricket match for the first time in nine years on Sunday when the Pakistan Super League final is staged amid heavy security at a newly renovated National Stadium in Karachi.
Only 17 balls were possible as rain washed out most of day three of the first Test between New Zealand and England in Auckland on Saturday. In the brief period of play, Henry Nicholls reached his half century to be 52 not out with BJ Watling on 18 and New Zealand were 233 for four, leading England by
Despite New Zealand's blitz start to the first Test against England, rain threatened to deny them any reward with only 17 balls bowled on day three in Auckland on Saturday. It left players frustrated after the home side looked to be in total control at the end of the first day at 175 for three after
European countries are set to take further steps as early as Monday to punish Russia over the poisoning of a former spy in England, officials said, as diplomatic pressure builds on Moscow over the nerve agent attack. Russia, for its part, accused London of trying to force its European allies to take
World No. 2 Caroline Wozniacki and rising star Naomi Osaka became early round casualties while veteran Venus Williams survived a scare to book her third round spot at the Miami Open on Friday. Wozniacki slumped to a shock 0-6, 6-4, 6-4 defeat to Monica Puig of Puerto Rico while Osaka's bid for the
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The rival Koreas agreed to hold high-level talks next week to prepare for an April summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, South Korea said Saturday.
AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls completed his sixth half century in test matches as only 17 balls were bowled because of rain Saturday on the third day of the first cricket test against England at Eden Park.